Half day at Alexandra
Classes at the Alexandra School were cut short yesterday, with the entire student body being sent home after lunch.
But for fifth form students who were on the St Peter compound to complete Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams, things went smoothly, principal Jeff Broomes told the MIDWEEK NATION yesterday.
As happened last term, the first school day of the third term started with more than 30 teachers who are members of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) staying away. But this was not industrial action, as the teachers had been summoned to a meeting with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in an effort to finally settle a dispute that has engulfed the school since the start of the second term in January.
The outspoken Broomes said he had received no official word from either the BSTU or the Ministry of Education that the BSTU’s member teachers would not be reporting for duty.
Read the full story in today’s MIDWEEK NATION.